Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

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Reimagine a Better Normal

This year, supporting United Way helps to Reimagine a future that works for everyone by embracing big ideas, big solutions. United Way works to empower people and create a resilient community. The work starts now!

James and Bella were managing before the pandemic, but just barely. They each worked long shifts but were still living paycheck-to-paycheck. Neither could even afford health insurance.

Then, their world shifted dramatically in March. Bella contracted COVID-19 and couldn’t work for a month. Her health recovered, but because her parents were at high risk, she and James stopped asking them to care for their kids, Dev and Leela.

When James’ workplace closed, they filed for unemployment, but with no income they had already fallen behind on bills and feared eviction. This quickly became the roughest time of their lives.

After connecting with United Way, the couple was connected with services through agencies kept afloat by the COVID-19 Relief Fund such as rental assistance, legal counsel, virtual mental health services, childcare, and even meals for Bella’s parents. 

“The free food we got every other week from the food bank along with some other pantries literally kept us from going hungry,” Bella said. “I have no idea how we would have fed our family without that help. It’s been hard. We're so thankful to live in a community that came together to help us out when we were really struggling.”  

 

Reimagine a better normal.  

What if we Reimagine how pressing issues are addressed, how we bring community resources together to solve problems, and how we can spark transformative, powerful changes?

Reimagine a future that works for all by embracing big ideas, big solutions. Join together in building a more equitable, just, and resilient community.  

The work starts now. Give today.

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Your donation to United Way impacts 1 in 3 lives locally. And 90% of clients served at member agencies are low- to moderate-income.
 
In March 2020 the need for community-wide coordination around COVID-19 relief efforts became clear. United Way of Monroe County partnered with local and regional organizations to launch the COVID-19 Community Coalition. This effort brought leaders from all sectors of the community to share updates, measure impact, and respond effectively. 
 
And the community answered the call -- contributing more than $1.6 million to be distributed to groups and nonprofits serving families hardest hit by the pandemic.


Read more about the impact of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund >>

Your funds stay local, at work 24/7 achieving life-changing results through a network of member agencies, United Way led initiatives, and supported community partners.  

Read about our mission, goals, strategies, and values >>

 

Your Donation Builds Resilience:

  • $1/week provides clean blankets for 10 people displaced during disasters or emergencies
  • $2/week provides delivered groceries to make at least six meals each month for 50 homebound individuals
  • $5/week provides a child from a low-income family the opportunity to go to summer camp
  • $10/week provides help for 28 domestic abuse survivors to obtain new or replacement drivers licenses
  • $20/week provides a five-week parenting group with childcare and dinner for 4 families

Your Impact Last Year:

  • 95% of people residing in transitional shelter were able to move into stable, long-term housing.
  • 8,718 community members accessed affordable housing, financial products, and services.
  • 3,957 school-age youth participated in mentoring or after-school programs.
  • 57,807 hours of tutoring provided to 532 children.
  • 679 children in K-3 received literacy supports.
  • 260 people learned or were provided assistance with budgeting and money management.
  • 34,771 people participating in physical activity or healthy food access and nutrition programs.
  • 6,781 adults and children accessed physical and mental healthcare services and supports.

Read more about the impact of your donation >>

 

 
 
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